Announcement of our Peace Communities Partnership

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PPF) has always taken seriously its call from God to be movers and shakers within the PC(USA) and beyond, encouraging one another to participate in God’s nonviolent work of love, peace, and justice in the world. In efforts to continue following this call and respond to the changing ways of the Church, the PPF is happy to announce our new Peace Communities Partnership initiative.

This Is What Unconditional Support of Israel Means

On Tuesday afternoon, mere hours before Obama reaffirmed our unconditional support of the state of Israel, Mohammad Al-Azraq was shot in the head by an IDF soldier while he was inside the Lajee center when he stuck his head out a window to call to youth who were protesting in the street.

Presbyterian Delegation Unanimously Supports MRTI Call to Divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett Packard

Twenty-eight Presbyterians - artists, musicians, students, church leaders and activists - spent twelve days in January traveling in the Holy Lands and meeting with nonviolent activists from Israel and Palestine. Omar Barghouti, a leader in the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, called on the Presbyterian Church to divest itself of stock in companies that support or benefit from the Occupation “What we are asking for is hardly heroic,” Barghouti said. “We just want your church to stop investing in our oppression.”

Week One for Our Delegation in the Holy Land

Our delegation currently in Israel and Palestine continue to post multiple updates every day on their blog, Dispatches from the Holy Land. Thank you to all who have spread the word, leading to over 5,000 views of the blog in just one week.

Covert CIA Operations in Colombia Officially Brought to Light…and Why It Matters to People of Faith

Colombia and our military involvement there is a jumping off point for many of the larger concerns that occupy our thoughts these days. Our partnership through the Accompaniment Program in Colombia has brought us face-to-face with communities and people with whom we have sacred relationships. As leaders in our faith-communities who might fall or have already fallen into the trap of weariness or tiredness with the ever-constant, seemingly impossible to work against drumbeat of war-making we must pick ourselves up to re-engage.

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